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Great News! The March 8 - 10, 2024 Retreat will be held at the Oldwick Manor (just behind the Oldwick Fire House) with a maximum of 60 participants. Access is from Barrett Farm Road off Route 523. For GPS use 163 Oldwick Road, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08858.

Oldwick has no overnight facilities (unless you want to bunk with the firemen). Close to the date, we will provide a list of motels/hotels in close proximity. Attendees will be responsible for booking their own lodging. Hours for the Retreat are Friday 1:00 pm to 9 pm; Saturday 8:00 am to 9:00 pm; Sunday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The manor will be locked after 9:00 pm to secure the building.

The cost for Retreat is the same as last year: $45.00 for the weekend and $25.00 for one-day attendance. Registrations will be taken until March 8, 2024.

Three of our members have graciously volunteered to give "mini-sessions" to be announced on Friday at the Retreat. If you would like to add to our sessions for 2025 please let us know. Registration forms will be sent out before our October meeting and will also be available at the October meeting.

For additional information please contact Aggie Harris ( ) or Cherry Halliday ( ) Those interested in selling wool should contact Cherry for space available. A member table will be available to sell hooking supplies.

Note, if retreat spaces are available after February 16, 2024, spaces may be available for non-members.


Mentoring Program

We would like to make members aware of the existence of our mentoring program, which was created as a way to facilitate a new member’s introduction to our guild. This program will match you with a current member who will be able to help you out with most things related to rug hooking, from providing advice and suggestions regarding a rug that you are working on, to helping explain Guild programs, events or activities. New and experienced rug hookers alike, can also benefit from a mentor providing information regarding local resources, including open studios, suppliers, teachers, etc. We hope that you will opt to take advantage of this worthwhile opportunity! Those interested should contact

Member Items For Sale

Members are encouraged to bring rug hooking equipment they wish to sell to monthly meetings. This would allow current and new members to see equipment in person prior to purchase. A table will be set up for display. All items are to be labeled as to what it is, brand name, current owner, contact info, and price. Remember, there is a classified section in our newsletter. To place your item in the classifieds, email the Loop editor with the information..

Wool Sales Policy

The Guild Board discussed and voted on a new ‘wool sales at meetings’ policy, and after further discussion with Lisa Savino, who arranges our rooms with the County, the policy will be:

Members wishing to sell wool can bring as much as they want provided space is available. If the President notifies that a program presenter will be bringing wool as part of the presentation, sales will be limited to the presenter as a courtesy.

All wool must be set up within our meeting room. Our contract with the County says we cannot operate a ‘store’ (or maybe the word is commercial), and if someone walks into the hallway from the outside, and buys a piece of wool from someone in the hall, we now have a ‘store’. For the privilege of selling wool to Guild members, the Guild will get a 10% commission. Every place a vendor goes sellsl costs money (in some cases, a LOT of money), so this is a thank you to the Guild for making the space and the audience available


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"The Loop" is the monthly newsletter of the Hunterdon County Rug Artisans Guild (HCRAG). It is available to all HCRAG members. Please see JOIN THE GUILD page for information on joining and receiving the Newsletter.

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